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What is Weight Loss Surgery?

What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Can I really be thin?

If you've ever asked these questions, and others like them, this site is for you.  As you explore my site, you will realize that there are many people around the world, just like you, who are tired of being overweight and made the decision to stop the diet merry-go-round forever.  You have tried all the diets and know that dieting does not work.

Weight Loss Surgery Works!

With weight loss surgery, the weight will come off and more importantly, it will stay off.  Being thin does not have to be just a dream.  By using weight loss surgery as a tool to assist you, being thin is a reality, even if you are severely overweight. 

You will find a tremendous amount of information on this website that covers the RNY gastric bypass surgery as well as the Duodenal Switch, and Lap Band procedures.


Before Surgery

 Come with me on a wonderful journey to discover a new you.  A journey to release the thin person that is hidden inside you, desperately trying to get out .  Weight loss surgery worked for me and it can work for you too.

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The book that answers ALL your questions about weight loss surgery from the patient's perspective.  

More Lap Band Information

The patient guidebook recommended by leading surgeons and other healthcare professionals from all across the USA!

"...a superb, comprehensive guide to weight loss surgery."
  Phil Schauer, M.D.
Director of Bariatric Surgery
UPMC Pittsburgh PA

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The OAC is the ONLY non profit organization whose sole focus is helping those affected by obesity.  The OAC is a great place to turn if you are looking for a way to get involved and give back to the cause of obesity.

There are a variety of ways you can make a difference, but the first step is to become an OAC Member.  The great thing about OAC Membership is that you can be as involved as you would like.  Simply being a member contributes to the cause of obesity.


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